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The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore
  

The Beekeeper's Daughter

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1932 and Grace, the estate’s beekeeper’s daughter, falls for Rufus the son and heir of the big house. Knowing he is far beyond her reach she marries faithful Freddy. World War II arrives and heroic Freddy actually saves Rufus’ life and loses an eye in the process. At the end of the war he and Grace go to America. 1973 their daughter Trixie falls for Rufus’ son Jasper, still totally unsuitable despite the changed attitudes of the time. But Trixie finds a letter which sends her off to England searching for some truths. This is a lovely, lovely book. Santa is an expert at these dual-time family dramas. She is one of the best in the area.

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The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore

A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart...Dorset, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future - until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have. Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him...Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago...

Reviews

`Engaging and charming
Penny Vincenzi

`One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades' * The Times * `Anyone who likes Joanne Harris or Mary Wesley will love Montefiore' * Mail on Sunday * `A gripping romance . . . it is as believable as the writing is beautiful' * Daily Telegraph * `A superb storyteller of love and death in romantic places in fascinating times' * Vogue * `Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher' * Daily Mail * `This deeply romantic saunter is an ideal summer read. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages' * The Lady on The Beekeeper's Daughter * `I raced through this feel-good romantic story, which spans continents and decades
Fanny Blake

* Woman & Home on The Beekeeper's Daughter * `A multigenerational banquet of love: falling in, falling out, rediscovering,rekindling. The Beekeeper's Daughter features sophisticated, irresistible backdrops and brilliantly drawn characters that made it one of the most engrossing reads of my year
Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Matchmaker, on The Beekeeper

's Daughter `Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart'
Jojo Moyes

`This is Santa Montefiore at her best - an enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments. If you love a heartfelt, epic trilogy this is for you. I loved it and can't wait for more
Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter

's Wife, on Songs of Love and War'


About the Author

Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. After a year teaching English on an Argentine estancia, she spent much of the nineties in Buenos Aires. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha.

Photograph © Joyce Ravid

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Publication date

9th April 2015

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Sagas and Romance
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471101014

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